Call for Volunteers: SIA Education and Training Committee

Call for Volunteers

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is seeking qualified volunteers for its Education and Training Committee.

This standing committee, led by Chair Chris Peckham, Ph.D. (Ollivier Corporation) and Vice-Chair Rob Hile (GC&E Systems Group) with the assistance of SIA Director of Education and Training Elli Voorhees, Ph.D., is responsible for the direction of existing professional development and learning programs in addition to the establishment of new programs. The committee is also responsible for the expansion of SIA’s Center of Excellence, a repository of informational and educational content available on the SIA website. SIA’s Learning and Development Department also is the organizer of the SIA Education@ISC sessions held at ISC West and ISC East.

“We are calling for volunteers to serve on the Education and Training Committee who can aid SIA in bringing a cross-section of integrators, manufacturers and consultants together and guide the development of high-quality educational programs for the various segments of the physical security industry,” said Peckham. “We are currently working on programs in areas such as cybersecurity training, project management, how to overcome challenges in the integration business and other exciting areas. If you have any interest in helping others expand their knowledge of the industry, we welcome your involvement.” 

Members of SIA’s Education and Training Committee work continually to raise the bar and ensure that SIA’s offerings are considered the standard for premier security industry education.

Volunteers on the committee will:

  • Help shape future SIA’s education and training offerings to meet the professional needs of tomorrow’s workforce
  • Ensure our educational content meets the highest quality standards and continues to be well-vetted, vendor-neutral and informative
  • Guide established programs like these:
    • Security Project Management training
    • SIA Center of Excellence content
    • Certification programs like the Certified Security Project Manager credential
    • E-learning education modules like the Microlearning and Cornerstones series of courses

“We need fresh ideas for getting the training packaged and delivered,” added Hile. “We need creative ideas for spicing up the virtual learning process so it’s exciting! We need visionaries who can help set new trends in learning excellence.”

Email Elli Voorhees to express your interest in participating in this committee.